It was not our best day……
We got an email from Cannon’s school letting us know that he had been “in close contact with someone that tested positive for Coronavirus”. This means that we must self quarantine for 14 days to not further spread the virus. This is a very stressful update. Cannon was supposed to go to school two more days before they shut down, now he will be very sad not to get to say goodbye to his teachers and friends. While I agree that this is the right thing to do it still isn’t easy.
This means, no school, playgrounds, walks outside, shopping, etc. We need to stay in our house or backyard until the quarantine is up. One bit of good news is that the clock started on Friday when Cannon was exposed so our quarantine is over on November 21st
While I am stressed and sad about this update I am still counting our blessings.
- As of now we are all healthy (this is by far MOST important)
- We have a yard and plenty of space to play in
- I have a treadmill and weights to keep me active
- We have technology to keep connected to friends and family
- The kids have each other and while they sometimes bicker they really are best friends.
- Cory and I are already working from home so our work will not be impacted.
This picture is of them holding hands, I love that they are so close. I am sure it will be different when they are teens so I am going to soak it in while I can.
My mom let us borrow her BB-8 Droid for the kids to play with. It was good timing as we are going into isolation, they think this thing is their new best friend. They give it hugs and love to play with it. Thanks mom, for giving them something fun to do while we wait out our two weeks.
Now we focus on what we can do to make this time fun and easy on the kids. I think we will go ahead and decorate for Christmas (why not). Bake some yummy things (thank goodness for grocery delivery). Play a lot in the yard and watch movies together.
As for my running I will just continue to do all my runs on the treadmill so nothing changes there…..I just hope it does not break again!
Anyone else have to self-isolate because of Covid? What did you do to make the time go by?